Cyclone Debbie in Australia, or at least seen the images of the "Man-eating Shark found on road..." I took the click-bait wondering how bad the "Sharknado" was if sharks were eating people in flooded ditches. They got me.
Estimated cleanup for the devastation is estimated at nearly a billion dollars.
But as you can see in premier Permaculture Designer and Teacher, Geoff Lawton's videos below, good design can pacify and manage even the 17" of rain in 24 hours they received.
The water catchment design of Zaytuna Farm is to the left.
I think our weather outlook looks warm enough to hook my rain barrel back up. I will still manage the overflow into a portion of our mini-"food forest" and watch for any potential hard freezes that could damage valves and seals.
Are you ready for our April showers?
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